Canon David Morrell: “The Government must move decisively, and not by handing the problem to the Ministry of Health – it would appear far too likely to have created it.”

Canon David Morrell is a former Christchurch City Missioner and a Canon of the Anglican Diocese of Christchurch. He was an elected member of the Canterbury District Health Board from its inception in 2001 until last year’s CDHB elections – sitting for a total of 18 years. His commentary on the Health Board issues appears… Continue reading Canon David Morrell: “The Government must move decisively, and not by handing the problem to the Ministry of Health – it would appear far too likely to have created it.”

Waiting On The NZ Government In CDHB Debacle

In the last few days the NZ Government has taken steps to meet with the CDHB Board and protesting health staff to discuss their concerns, alongside the first steps to implement staff and resourcing cuts in the Board’s operations following Board approval of a $56.5 million cut in expenditure this week. Some Board members and… Continue reading Waiting On The NZ Government In CDHB Debacle

Does The Government Have Any Major Health Policy At All?

Labour is campaigning to be re-elected in a few weeks, and has ruffled a lot of feathers by declining to issue any policy manifestos, saying they are “too busy” with the Covid-19 crisis. The real question, however, is whether Labour has any major policy in a number of areas, including health. During the 2017 election,… Continue reading Does The Government Have Any Major Health Policy At All?